Ben Bradshaw

MP, Exeter

Exeter Labour

Ben Bradshaw’s voting in Parliament

Ben Bradshaw is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Ben Bradshaw sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ben Bradshaw generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Ben Bradshaw generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ben Bradshaw’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ben Bradshaw’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ben Bradshaw never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: BBC Charter Review 16 Jul 2015

    I welcome the right hon. Gentleman’s statement and the Green Paper which, on the face of it, certainly looks more balanced than I had feared and more balanced, I expect, than the Murdoch press had hoped. Will the Secretary of State reassure my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant) and his own critics in the other place—senior Conservative politicians—on the...
  • Business of the House: NHS Reform 16 Jul 2015

    How will the Secretary of State pay for his very laudable objective of seven-day working when he has lost control of NHS finances? Contrary to what he claimed about the situation in Devon, as things now stand our patient care is suffering, waiting times are rocketing and we are facing a 434 million deficit.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Mediation: Family Proceedings 16 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department plans to take to increase the take-up of mediation for family disputes.

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Labour MP for Exeter

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Health
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Cycling
  • Ict
  • Television
  • Pay
  • Health Services: Devon

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (17 Sep 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (6 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West) (29 Jun 2007 to 9 Jun 2009)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (29 Jun 2007 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare) (10 Nov 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare) (13 Jun 2003 to 10 Nov 2006)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Privy Council Office) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (17 Nov 1998 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (15 Jul 1997 to 17 Nov 1998)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 108 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 49.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 128 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Bradshaw’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 775 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
29 September 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 October 2014)
18 November 2014, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 26 November 2014)
12 February 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 March 2015)
22 March 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 May 2015)
27 May 2015, received payment of £150 from BBC R4, Broadcasting House, 3 Tyndalls Park Road, Bristol BS8 2LR for appearance on BBC Any Questions on 15 May 2015. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 05 June 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Charles Wace
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 29 May 2015

Date accepted: 12 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 June 2015)
Name of donor: Gilly Butterworth
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my campaign for deputy leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 1 July 2015

Date accepted: 25 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 July 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a member of the Humboldt Advisory Board, Humboldt University, Mohrenstraffe 60, 10117 Berlin, and attended Advisory Board meetings in Berlin in April 2013 and in May 2014 (Updated 10 June 2014). The costs, which were below the registrable threshold, were met by the University. (Registered 08 October 2013)

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